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More California Budget Votes Coming Thursday

  
So you thought California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up their work on the state budget last week? Think again.

Another dozen or so pieces of the budget package could come up for votes Thursday in the Senate and Assembly.

These are measures to either implement the spending plan – or fix errors in the bills passed last week, when bills were rushed from creation to passage in just three days to meet the Legislature’s June 15th constitutional budget deadline.

Among the measures awaiting debate: a six billion dollar pre-payment from the state to the California Public Employees Retirement System. It’s projected to reduce state pension costs by nearly twice that much over the next 20 years.

Other bills would expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit and restore full dental benefits for Medi-Cal patients.

Brown has yet to sign the state budget that lawmakers sent him last week. He has until next Tuesday to act on the bill. 

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